New Design: Laser-Cut Filigree Heart Wedding Card
Congratulations to my cousin Andrea! She got married last weekend to Dominic, so I made a laser-cut card for them:
Congratulations Andrea and Dominic! Here is the card I made for my cousin and her husband; it’s a laser-cut filigree heart wedding card.
Today I’m offering sample of laser-cut confetti to local businesses…
Last week at Autumn Fair I got some really nice comments about my wedding-related personalised items, so today I am going to a wedding fair in Worthing to see if anyone there would like some free samples.
I still haven’t seen anyone else yet who makes laser-cut personalised confetti, so I hope I’m offering a useful service 🙂
how to create a logo without spending any money!
Since I’m more or less starting from scratch, I needed a logo for my new business. How do I create a logo? I could have asked for help, maybe from a logo designer on fiverr.com, but that costs money, and I am trying for a ‘lean’ startup.
I’m also happy with the thought that as my business evolves, my logo will need to evolve along with it, so I don’t need to be stuck with the same logo forever if I decide I hate it, or it’s not professional enough, or it no longer reflects the ideas I originally had.
Therefore I’ll be happy as long as it
So, how to create the image?
Use graphics software that can create different formats of image, like scalable vector graphics (.svg), and .gif files. I already happen to have CorelDRAW, but a quick search showed me that there are cheaper (or free) alternatives, like these).
Do a Google image search for keywords in your business name, or key themes of the business. I wanted something for “LaserSister”, so first of all I searched for “laser”:
…I noticed that a lot of the images had a straight line and/or a bursting ‘zap’ image, so I started to copy and paste these into a separate document, as reminders of the type of image I was looking for (I could also have done this on Pinterest):
I also did a search for images that represented “sister”. A load of pink images came up (and I hate pink), so I discounted them. Lots of female symbols and female toilet symbols also appeared, but that wasn’t really me either…
…but one thing that did come up was a heart, which seemed like a fairly positive image, so in the drawing software I made a ‘zap’ image and a heart, put one on top of the other, and suddenly I had a logo:
Then I exported it as a .jpg file so I could use it on my website.
Yes, I could have got a better logo if I’d gone to a professional – but like I said, I know that the business will continue to evolve, so when the time comes I will change my logo, but for now I like having a free one that I created myself. 🙂